In 2016, I sought to explore and challenge my visual language by expanding my use of materials. Beginning with wood I extracted some essential geometric facets from my paintings and sculpted them three dimensionally in wood. I developed a color theory children's block set under the company “Creative Block”. These sets are currently sold directly through my studio or at Norm and Jules in Brooklyn.
An opportunity to explore clay sculpture developed in the summer of 2016 and I created a small series of works influenced by succulent plant forms and types of rock formations.
The desire to explore armatures and the internal structures of sculptures lead me to metallurgy. Using the raw and facets minerals that inspired my paintings, I created mixed mineral pendants in gold, silver and base metals.
Spectral, Acrylic on Canvas, 34"h x 18"w x 1.5"d
Elemental and elegant, rough minerals merge with combined with refined gemstones.
The artists hand is present in the details; gestural, organic lines contrast with the geometric gemstone facets. The presence of line is articulated with painterly precision. Simple and complex structures evolve as each unique piece develops.
Color is infused with an understanding of light and harmony. Stones and metals are chosen for the essential energies they possess, when combined they resonate with the body.